Sony Looking To Increase PlayStation VR Production

It only took them seven months…

Posted By | On 08th, May. 2017 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605

15 Things You Need To Know About PlayStation VR

The PlayStation VR, much like its other VR brethren, has failed to set the world on fire. The headset launched last October, and while it has remained perennially sold out ever since, that has more to do with the fact that Sony can’t even be bothered to produce enough units of the damn thing. They seem to believe in it so little that only 900,000 had been sold worldwide by earlier this year.

However, it seems as though Sony is now belatedly realizing that there is demand for VR gaming after all. Because speaking to MCV, Sony Immersive Technology Group Director Simon Benson noted that the positive reception of the headset is leading Sony to increase their production of it.

“[The reception has been] very positive,” he said. “We were very optimistic about introducing our gamers to virtual reality, but it’s only when you launch it that you know for sure.

“Creating a completely new type of gaming experience that involves wearing something on your head was a real challenge. When we see such fantastic user reviews, we know we have done a pretty good job in getting the important elements just right.

“It is still very early days, but we have a better feel for the demand for VR gaming and so we are planning to increase production. This is a really positive sign for the future of VR gaming and I’m looking forward to seeing even more people getting their hands on their own PlayStation VR headset and entering this new world.”

So that’s some good news- if you are interested in VR gaming, it will soon be easier to actually go out and pick one of these up for yourself. Now if only Sony would do something about the price…

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  • Triton

    When I see articles about PS VR & its content I get this feeling.

    • What is the link about? I don’t click on links from strangers.. i might get a virus

    • Triton

      Its just a short link to youtube.

    • J.j. Barrington

      You mean you get all trolly when you see an article about PlayStation?

  • Mr Xrat

    Bu bu but Xgimps told me PSVR wasn’t doing well enough.

    • Psionicinversion

      It’s not

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    • Yes it is.

    • Psionicinversion

      So why does gamingbolt say it’s pretty much sold out every where yet there’s tons in the uk? I could buy one right now?

    • That doesn’t mean PSVR hasn’t sold well though, does it? Just that it’s back in stick. Plus, that 900K figure was from ages ago, overwhelmingly likely to have surpassed that by some margin by now.

    • Psionicinversion

      Only earlier in the year. Likely to be around 1.1mill now. Adoption generally slows after launch when the initial wave of people have it, it doesn’t speed up. It will just get boosts for Xmas time.

    • Over a million units isn’t too shabby for a mid-lifecycle peripheral with only a handful of really good games. I’m expecting some big PSVR game announcements at E3 and a good second Xmas for the headset.

    • Psionicinversion

      56mill player base. So yeah it is pretty bad and much lower than Sony thought. The fact they don’t talk numbers says it all

    • Not bad at all, given the price point at which it was released and the amount of time it’s been on sale. But hey, sounds like you’ve got a dog in this fight and I don’t debate with platform fanboys.

    • Psionicinversion

      We all know your a massive PlayStation fanboy, and what dog is that? I don’t like either console just making an observation.

      The price point is cheap, it’s hardly a barrier to entry. Yet it’s struggling to sell. 2% uptake and sales slumping till Xmas. Not to good

    • J.j. Barrington

      lol, like you don’t have your own favorite.

      It’s not exactly cheap. Cheaper than the competition, but still the cost of another console. So yeah, that’s a barrier. Not to mention VR is hard to sell without actually experiencing it.

      You’re completely delusional(and this is something of a fact, anyway) if you thought PSVR would ever sell to a significant percentage of the PS4 userbase.

    • Psionicinversion

      Yeah I do pc. The price of a console it’s dirt cheap anyway so adding that not much more. I’d of thought it would of done about 10%. That would be decent but as it stands main barrier to entry is people don’t care. I’ve tried the vive and PSVR. Doesn’t interest me

      I’ll give it 4 years till it fades away and no one cares any more

    • J.j. Barrington

      Why would you have thought it would do ten percent? What were you basing that on?

      If by “people don’t care,” you mean they’re ignorant of it, then you’re probably right. But that’s not typically considered a barrier. Next on the list, then, would be the price.

      You can scream all you want about how it’s cheap, but $400 isn’t chump change for an accessory. Nice try, though.

    • Psionicinversion

      How is it an accessory when Sony markets it as another platform or at least used to as it gets it’s own games?

      Besides its supposed to be super awesome… In theory. In practice not so much. Some stuff is cool when you first try it but it wears off fast.

      How are people ignorant of it? It’s had enough marketing, there are places you can go and try it out in stores. It’s not like you have to buy it to try it or wait for special events.

      Simple fact is it’s going be just another fad

    • J.j. Barrington

      “How is it an accessory when Sony markets it as another platform or at least used to as it gets it’s own games?”

      Because it doesn’t work without a PS4? That seems pretty obvious.

      “Besides its supposed to be super awesome… In theory. In practice not so much. Some stuff is cool when you first try it but it wears off fast.”

      A lot of people disagree with you. But I guess your opinion matters most to everyone.

      “How are people ignorant of it? It’s had enough marketing, there are places you can go and try it out in stores. It’s not like you have to buy it to try it or wait for special events.”

      Enough marketing? According to… oh, you. Look at that: something else where what you think trumps everything else. By the way, there were a handful of places here in my state where you could try out PSVR. Well, maybe two handfuls… not nearly enough to cover ten million people. And that was prior to launch; it’s not as widely available to test now. So yeah… no.

      “Simple fact is it’s going be just another fad”

      Unfortunately for you, a myopic opinion is not fact.

    • Learned Handgun

      Don’t bother talking to that guy. He’s a huge PS troll.

      PSVR isn’t doing well because there are so few reasons to buy it as of right now. Most people are more interested in buying a new t.v. (4k revolution) then buying a headset with only minimal games supporting it.
      I really hope PSVR takes off though. More VR’s sold means more multiplats will start supporting. I’ve only used a gear VR, but even that will play mind-games with you on special dimensions.

    • J.j. Barrington

      Yep. I bring factual information to conversations, so that makes me a troll.


    • Ocelot forgot his meds

      He is correct you are a PS troll. Bordering on mentally disturbed like Revolver Ocelot. Sometimes accepting the truth is half the battle.

    • quantum

      Agreed, the guy just rants and offers no logic or debate just blind fanboyism. I don’t think he is quite as bad as xrat though, that kid has full on meltdowns in every xbox article. I don’t think i’ve ever seen him make an actual comment about PS4 or games for that matter.

    • Ocelot forgot his meds

      Yup…very strange people !

  • Michael Brown

    I struggled to find one in stock near me, so had to order online. Great decision. Recommended.


    How about an icrease in advertisung? SPECIALLY ON THE GAMES!

  • Ocelot forgot his meds

    PSVR is a failed tech demo player.

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